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AGC of California presentsOktoberfestFall Conference 2009Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Indian Wells, CAChampions Resort,October 29-30, 2009

OktoberfestMessage from the PresidentDear AGC Member:The AGC 2009 Fall Conference Committee invites youto attend the annual Fall Conference at the beautiful HyattGrand Champions Resort in Indian Wells, California.Today, when pencils are being sharpened and everybudget line is being scrutinized and often cut, restassured that AGC and the Committee have created aConference that will be the one place where you cangather the in-depth knowledge and contacts needed tobring greater value to your organization.This year’s Fall Conference offers: More Learning / More Networking / More tosee and do in the desert and More Cost Savings – Hotel Room Rate $169.00/nightalong with an affordable Conference registration fee.Conference Registration includes:Two Cocktail ReceptionsState Board of Directors and Annual Business MeetingThursday Keynote LuncheonEducational SessionsFriday Night DinnerRaffl e Prizes and More!Fall Conference 2009COMMITTEE MEMBERSJASON DENNISGRIFFITH COMPANYJEROME & KAREN DIPADOVA, CO-CHAIRSKANSKATOM & STANCIE FOSSGRIFFITH COMPANYJOHN & MAUREEN GARRETTGARRETT/MOSIER INSURANCE SERVICES, INC.TERI JACKSONWELLS FARGO INSURANCE SERVICES, INC.MICHELLE LOVEALL, CO-CHAIRFIRST REGIONAL BANKKAREN MAHERCOHEN & LORD, A P.C.STEPHEN MATICHMATICH CORPORATIONDAN PETERSONDAN J. PETERSONANITA YOUNGPlease take the time to acknowledge and THANK the sponsors for their contributionsto this year’s conference. Without them, AGC would not be able to offer youUNION BANK OF CALIFORNIAa conference of this caliber. This year’s sponsors (as of August 10, 2009) are listed throughout the brochure as well as on the on the back ofthe brochure. It’s important that we all stay connected to our industry and what better way than participating in AGC of California’s FallConference. Remember – “it’s good business to do business with an AGC member.”I look forward to seeing you in the desert.Tom Foss, PresidentMessage from the Conference ChairsOn behalf of the entire Conference Committee, we would liketo welcome you to the desert and the beautiful Hyatt GrandChampions Resort and Spa. The Fall Conference Committee hasplanned several special events around this year’s theme, “AGCOktoberfest.” Join us for the “CLC/AGC ” Thursday WelcomeReception and enjoy good food, fun, and prizes at the “AGCOktoberfest” Friday Reception and Dinner.We have an exceptional Thursday afternoon planned with KeynoteLuncheon Speaker former NFL running back Eric Dickerson followedby two educational programs. You’ll also want to be sure tosign up for the optional activities planned including the sport outings.Also, join First Lady Stancie Foss for a peek into thearchitecture and design that evokes the fabulous lifestyle ofmid-century Palm Springs on Thursday morning.We are excited about this year’s Conference and encourage you toregister early to take advantage of the early registration discount.Please take a moment now and register. Registering is easy; justcomplete the enclosed registration form and fax or mail it to theAGC West Sacramento office or visit the AGC website(www.agc-ca.org ) and register online.We look forward to seeing you there!Jerome DiPadova & Michelle Loveall2009 Fall Conference Co-ChairsPage 1

OktoberfestFall Conference 2009Schedule at a GlanceTHURSDAY - OCTOBER 29, 2009Registration Desk will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Spouse/Guest ProgramContinental Breakfast8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. “Vintage Home Tour” Spouse/GuestProgram12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon/Keynote SpeakerEric Dickerson2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Legal Issues Panel/Financial/Mechanics Liens – led by a panel ofindustry experts1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. BIM Seminar“Heavy BIM” panel discussion led bySteve Jones, McGraw-Hill Construction,will detail how your company canenjoy the benefits of Heavy BIM.5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CLC/AGC Welcome ReceptionFRIDAY - OCTOBER 30, 2009Registration Desk will be open 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.6:30 a.m. Men’s & Women’s GolfContinental Breakfast7:30 a.m. – Tournament Indian Wells Golf ResortStart time8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Croquet Tournament12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Croquet and Bocce Ball Luncheon1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Bocce Ball Tournament6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. “AGC Oktoberfest” Reception/DinnerFALL Conference ActivitiesFALL CONFERENCE ACTIVITIESThursday, October 29, 2009SPOUSE PROGRAM – Vintage Home Tour of Palm Springs8:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast9:30 a.m. – Tour departs hotelJoin First Lady Stancie Foss on a fun and educational journey throughthe architecture and neighborhoods that defined mid-century PalmSprings. This comprehensive tour covers more than thirty miles,and looks at all types of buildings created by the innovative, awardwinninglocal architects and world acclaimed masters who hadextraordinary commissions here. You will learn about the architects,and the creative flourish of the times that has made Palm Springstoday one of the world’s most important collections of mid-centurymodern architecture. In addition, you’ll be treated to a private tourof Elvis & Priscilla Presley’s honeymoon hideaway, a one-of-a-kindhome built as a futuristic party house. The tour will conclude withlunch at Le Vallauris. $150 includes lunch.KEYNOTE SPEAKER/LUNCHEON – ERIC DICKERSON12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.EVENT SPONSORS: Aon Construction Services, ZurichNorth American. LUNCHEON: SeaBright Insurance.Eric Dickerson, a former professional running back in the NationalFootball League (NFL), is one of the greatest running backs in NFLhistory, and was known for his effortless, fluid style of running. A sixtime Pro Bowl selection and elected to the Hall of Fame, Dickerson’sfans and sports commentators consider him the most productive ballcarrier of his time.MECHANIC’S LIENS PANEL DISCUSSION2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.This session is offered in two parts. First, you will receive anoverview surrounding the recent changes to the Mechanic’s Lienlaws. The second part of the session will outline the financialimpacts the changes can have on your business. You will hear thelatest legislation changes and receive insightful information on waysto help keep your business profitable. Invited panelists include:Rosemary Carson, Crowell & Moring, and Glenn M. Gelman& Associates.Be sure to visit AGC’s website at www.agc-ca.org often forschedule changes and updates.Page 2

OktoberfestFall Conference 2009Fall Conference Activities (continued)HEAVY BIM SEMINAR1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Steve Jones, Senior Director, McGraw Hill Construction, will leada session on the Building Information Modeling (BIM) revolution,which has expanded beyond buildings and now includes heavy, civiland industrial projects. This session will include:• McGraw-Hill Construction research and perspective on the value ofBIM for all project types• Presentations from several major contractors to demonstrate wherethey are experiencing value from BIM on a variety of project types• Audience interaction with presentersCome and learn how BIM is improving outcomes for allproject types and see how your company can enjoy the benefitsof Heavy BIM.Thursday - October 29, 2009“CLC/AGC” WELCOME RECEPTION – Main Pool5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.EVENT SPONSOR: Wells Fargo Insurance ServicesWillkommen! Join in with the Construction Leadership Council(CLC) to get the AGC Oktoberfest off to a great start.Attire: Resort CasualFriday - October 30, 2009MEN’S AND WOMEN’S GOLF TOURNAMENTGolf Resort at Indian Wells – Players Course7:30 a.m. - Shotgun StartEVENT SPONSORS: Clark Construction Group, HerzogContracting Corp., Matich Corporation, SKANSKAThe Fall Conference Committee encourages men and womengolfers to sign up for the 2009 Fall Conference Golf Classic, to beplayed on the Players Course at the Golf Resort at Indian Wells.The tournament format will be two-person best ball. Players willbe paired as requested, i.e. mixed, all men or all women foursomes.Tournament is limited to the first 80 players who return their checkwith a completed entry form, along with the Conference RegistrationForm. Only registered conference delegates are eligible for play. Theentry fee of $175 per person includes green fee, cart, continentalbreakfast, lunch, and prizes for the winners. Please fill out andreturn the enclosed registration forms.Attire: Collared shirts required, no denimCROQUET TOURNAMENTHyatt Grand Champions Resort and Spa – Celebrity Villa Lawn8:30 a.m. – Sign In9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tournament PlayEVENT SPONSOR: Garrett/Mosier Insurance Services Inc.The Fall Conference Committee challenges you to join in the fun!Novices are welcome! This fast-paced tournament offers manyopportunities to meet new people and have lots of fun in theprocess. You will have a new partner each round, with prizes forthe winners. The registration fee is $85 per player and includestournament equipment, lunch and prizes. Or you canplay both Croquet and Bocce Ball.Attire: White apparel preferred.CROQUET & BOCCE BALL TOURNAMENT LUNCH12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.BOCCE BALL TOURNAMENTHyatt Grand Champions Resort and Spa – Celebrity Villa Lawn1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Tournament PlayEVENT SPONSOR: Hensel Phelps ConstructionCome join us in the AGC Bocce Ball Tournament. Bocce hasalso become a tournament sport and it is now a part of the WorldCorporate Games, is an event in the Special Olympics, and is beingproposed for the Olympics. It is a game for all ages, gender andathletic ability. The registration fee is $85 and includes lunch andprizes. Come enjoy the fun!Friday - October 30, 2009“AGC OKTOBERFEST” RECEPTION AND DINNER6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Reception7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. DinnerEVENT SPONSOR: Union Bank, McGraw Hill ConstructionThis is an event you won’t want to miss! Come join us and purchaseraffle tickets for prizes. Must be present to win!Attire: Resort CasualCAMP HYATTHyatt Grand Champions offers Camp Hyatt with programs forchildren 3 to 12. For more information on Camp Hyatt, kidspackages, and all family programs call 760-341-1000 or visiton the web at www.hyattgrandchampions.comPage 3

OktoberfestREGISTRATION FORMATTENDEE INFORMATIONCompany:Address:City: State: Zip:Phone:Email:Name of Attendee #1:Name of Attendee #2:Name of Attendee #3:Name of Attendee #4:Fax:PAYMENT OPTIONS❑ Visa ❑ Mastercard ❑ American Express❑ Invoice ❑ CheckCredit Card #:Full Name:(As it appears on credit card)Signature:Exp. Date:KEYNOTE LUNCHEON 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.Keynote Speaker: Eric Dickerson Must register to attendAttendee #1Attendee #2Total Number of Participants =Fall Conference 2009Send this form and appropriate fees directly to:Associated General Contractors of California, Inc., 3095 Beacon Boulevard,West Sacramento, CA 95691. Phone: 916-371-2422 • Fax: 916-371-2352OPTIONAL EVENT – MEN’S AND WOMEN’S GOLF TOURNAMENTIndian Wells Golf Resort – Player’s Course. 7:30 a.m. – Shotgun StartAttendee #1HandicapIndexShirt Size S M L XL XXLAttendee #2HandicapIndexShirt Size S M L XL XXLCONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEESPayment Received: By 10/5 After 10/5 # AttendeesFirst Registrant $270 $295 X = $Second Registrant(s) $230 $255 X = $(From same company)First Time Attendee $210 $235 X = $Construction LeadershipCouncil Members $135 $145 X = $KEYNOTE LUNCHEON SPEAKER/WORKSHOP ANDWELCOME RECEPTION ONLY $195 X = $OPTIONAL EVENTS REGISTRATION FEES# AttendeesSpouse/Guest Program $150 X = $Men’s and Women’s Golf Tournament $175 X = $Bocce Tournament $85 X = $Croquet Tournament $85 X = $Croquet & Bocce Tournaments $150 X = $Drink Tickets $8 X = $Total Amount Due $Spouse or Guests from the same companyqualify for the 2nd Registrant fee.EDUCATION PROGRAMSMust register to attendLegal Issues 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Attendee #1Attendee #2Total Number of Participants =BIM Seminar 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Attendee #1Attendee #2Total Number of Participants =Pairings PairingsPlease put attendee number in each box.Attendee #3HandicapIndexShirt Size S M L XL XXLAttendee #4HandicapIndexShirt Size S M L XL XXLPage 4RequestsTotal Number of Players =CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

OktoberfestFall Conference 2009REGISTRATION FORM (con’t.)OPTIONAL EVENT – Croquet Tournament Hyatt Grand Champions Resort and Spa8:30 a.m. – Sign In & Continental BreakfastAttendee #1Shirt Size S M L XL XXLAttendee #2Shirt Size S M L XL XXLTotal Number of Players =OPTIONAL EVENT – Bocce Ball Tournament Hyatt Grand Champions Resort and Spa1:30 p.m. – Check-In and PlayAttendee #1 Attendee #2Total Number of Players =SPOUSE PROGRAM –Vintage Home Tour of Palm SpringsAttendee #1Attendee #2RequestsTotal Number of Participants =ADDITIONAL DRINK TICKETSWith your paid registration, you will receive two drink tickets.Completing this section allows you to pre-purchase additional tickets.The tickets will be conveniently located in the (person’s name below)registration packet at the AGC registration desk. Tickets may be usedfor wine, beer, mixed, and non-alcoholic drinks. One ticket per drink.NameNumber of additional ticketsTotal number of TicketsHOTEL REGISTRATION FORMPLEASE SEND RESERVATIONS DIRECTLY TO HOTEL. DO NOT SEND TO AGC.CompanyName(s)Name(s)AddressCity State ZipAssociated General Contractors of California 2009Fall Boards and Conference, October 28-30, 2009Reservations: (760) 341-1000Reservations Fax: (760) 568-2236Hyatt Grand ChampionsResort and Spa44-600 Indian Wells LaneIndian Wells, CA 92210I intend to share my room withArrival DateDeparture DatePlease reserve by October 5, 2009. Reservationsrequested after October 5, 2009 or after the roomblock is filled, are subject to the hotel’s prevailing rates.$169.00 Single/Double per Night ❑ Request King Bed ❑ Request 2 Double Beds❑ Please indicate here if someone in your room requires special accommodations due to a physical disability. Please outline your special needs requests.Note: The above quoted rate is based on Single/Double occupancy and is subject to city tax applicable at the time of the conference; the currentrate is 11.25%. Check-in time is any time after 4:00 p.m. Check-out time is 12:00 p.m. Valet Parking fee is currently $25.00 per day and car. Selfparking is $10.00 per day.All reservation requests must be received by October 5, 2009, and must be guaranteed by a credit card. Cancellation notice must be received72 hours prior to arrival to avoid billing of one night’s room and tax. Unscheduled early checkouts will be charged one night’s room and taxunless notice is received 72 hours prior to arrival.Credit CardExpiration DateAccount No.Cardholder’s NameSignatureDateHyatt Grand Champions Resort and Spa accepts Visa, MasterCard and American ExpressPage 5

OktoberfestFall Conference 2009Conference Registration FeesBy 10/5 After 10/5First Registrant $270 $295Second Registrant(s)/Spouse/Guest $230 $255(from same company)First Time Attendee $210 $235Construction Leadership Council Members $135 $145One Day Registration (Thursday, October 29) $195 $195(includes Thursday luncheon speaker, educational sessions and welcome reception ONLY)OPTIONAL EVENTS REGISTRATION FEESMen’s and Women’s Golf Tournament $175Spouse/Guest Program $150Croquet Tournament $85Bocce Ball Tournament $85Bocce Ball & Croquet $150Drink Tickets $8BADGE POLICYYour conference badge will be your ticket for admission into all AGC planned functions.CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PROCEDUREComplete the enclosed conference registration and optional event forms and return them with credit card information or check payable toAGC of California or by fax to (916) 371-2352. Registrations cannot be processed until forms are properly completed and all monies arereceived. Members and their spouses/guests must register for the conference in order to participate in the optional events (except Thursday’sSpouse Program). Registration is also available on-line at AGC of California’s website at www.agc-ca.org. Conference registration includesentrance to the Thursday Keynote Lunch Speaker, Thursday Education Workshops, Thursday Welcome Reception, Friday Reception/Dinner, and 2 drink tickets per registrant.AGC CANCELLATION POLICYIf you need to cancel, you must notify the AGC office in writing by October 5, 2009. No refunds will be issued after that date. A $25handling fee per cancellation will be retained on all cancellations. Alternate/substitute registrants are encouraged after October 5, 2009.LOCATION/HOTEL RESERVATIONSHyatt Grand Champions Resort and Spa, 44-600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210. Phone: 760-341-1000, Fax: 760-568-2236.Room Rate: $169 single/double. The group rate is available for dates between October 24, 2009 and November 1. Reservation Cutoff date:October 5, 2009. To be assured of hotel accommodations, either call the Hyatt Grand Champions Reservations Department at 760-341-1000 and bill to your credit card, or fax or mail the enclosed Hotel Reservation Form directly to the Hyatt Grand Champions no later thanOctober 5, 2009. You will also be able to make your hotel reservations online, check the AGC website for more information. After October 5,all reservations will be on a space availability basis only. Be sure to request AGC’s special rate of $169/single or double.AGC REGISTRATION DESKThe AGC Registration Desk will be located in the Hyatt’s Grand Salon foyer. The hours will be 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday,7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Thursday, and Friday from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.QUESTIONS?All general inquiries about the conference should be directed to Nicole LaMont, AGC of California, 3095 Beacon Boulevard,West Sacramento, CA 95691, (916) 371-2422, lamontn@agc-ca.org.Page 6


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